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The Silent T: Osteoporosis - Silence is NOT Bliss

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College

1 Maurice Culberson Drive Southwest

Building H Auditorium

Rome, GA 30161

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Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Prevention month? Do you care? You might if you knew this condition affects one in every two women and one in every four men over the age of 50. But it has no symptoms. Guess what the first symptom is? A broken bone.

Osteoporosis is called "osteo-ferocious" because of the pain, disability and cost to physical, emotional and social health. The good news is it can be screened for and detected through a quick and painless test, treatments are available, and some easy to do lifestyle suggestions can prevent further bone loss.

In this county, even after a broken bone, less than 20% of patients are treated for the underlying problem---the bone thinning disease of osteoporosis. So you need to take charge and ask for an evaluation of your bones--just like you check your blood pressure and cholesterol. Instead of a number, you will learn about your "T" score.

Join us for a fun, educational day of learning about bone health from the experts. The workshop will feature experts in medicine, nursing, physical therapy and nutrition to provide practical information and local resources to help you. We will practice stretches and exercises, talk about T scores, learn how to prevent falls and fractures and enjoy a calcium-rich lunch!

Don't wait for a fracture. Know if you are at risk.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College

1 Maurice Culberson Drive Southwest

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Rome, GA 30161

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